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Starting with Xfce
This document gives an overview of the Xfce Desktop Environment and explains how to perform several common tasks. It is meant to be a starting point for anyone who wants to use Xfce and it includes pointers to other sources of information.
It is always recommended to use the packages provided by your distribution, however if you have special needs or you want a detailed description on compiling Xfce yourself, you can find it in this article.
The sitemap of this wiki gives a good overview of the pages available.
Window Manager (xfwm4)
Handles the placement of windows on the screen.
Program launchers, window buttons, applications menu, workspace switcher and more.
Desktop Manager (xfdesktop)
Sets the background color or image with optional application menu or icons for minimized applications or launchers, devices and folders.
Settings Manager (xfce4-settings)
The settings daemon and the settings dialogs. This includes the accessibility, appearance, display, keyboard and mouse settings.
Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder)
Application to quickly run applications and commands.
File Manager (thunar)
The fast and easy to use file manager for the Xfce Desktop.
Exo Helper Applications
Manage preferred applications and edit .desktop files.
Writing documentation – Become a documentation writer or help translating the manuals.